Hello friends! I am so excited to share with you a green smoothie your little one will LOVE!! It is filled with apple, banana, cucumber, spinach and lots of pineapple! It is rich and creamy with just enough sweetness that everyone in the family will enjoy, especially your toddler!!! This green toddler smoothie is where it's AT!!
For your toddler. For you. For you and your toddler.
This recipe makes enough so you can enjoy it with your toddler. Just imagine - both of you sitting side by side on the front porch, quietly drinking your morning smoothies - fueling up with good-for-you spinach, cucumber, apple and banana while getting a little sun on your arms! Your toddler isn't having a tantrum, they aren't whining about what they want to watch on youtube and they haven't even spilled their smoothie yet. Just you and your kiddo getting a healthy green start to the day. Ahhh...! So amazing! Can you feel it??
Oh wait.. back to reality.
The perfect green smoothie for even the pickiest toddler (or parent:).
This smoothie gets it's sweetness from the apple and the pineapple, it's thickness from the banana and the hemp seeds and it's freshness from the cucumber and spinach. It is full of fiber, protein, calcium, iron and will keep you full all morning.
GREEN TODDLER SMOOTHIE
1 -2 cup liquids (water, juice, milk, almond milk or coconut milk)*
1/2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 apple, peeled and cored
2 cups pineapple**
2 cups spinach or kale**
1 tbsp honey
1. Add all of the ingredients into the blender in the order listed. Hit the smoothie button on your Vitamix or blend for 1-2 minutes or until you have reached your desired smoothie consistency.
2. Serve immediately.
Yield - 1 big and 1 small serving
Storage - serve immediately
*I use more liquid in my smoothies so my toddler can suck it through her small straw without too much difficulty. If you like a thicker smoothie, start by using 1 cup and add more liquid from there.
**I like to use frozen pineapple and spinach instead of ice in my smoothies, but you can definitely use fresh if you have them on hand. Also, frozen bananas are a great way to add some extra creamy goodness to your smoothies.
I hope you love this smoothie as much as my little guy! This week he turns 2.....so this is a week full of fun birthday celebrations! (Green smoothie in hand;)
Xo- Lana Michele